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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
530 AM MST FRI JAN 30 2015


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           33        34          35               36
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  30    32        31          34
BOZEMAN 12SE                    34          34               36
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          32        32          33               34
COOKE CITY NR         32        32          33                M
CONRAD SCAN     32    32        33          32               36
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                34
GREAT FALLS     34    37        37          39
HAVRE SCAN      32    32        33          35               37
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                40        40
JORDAN SCAN     31    32        32          32                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         32        32          28               34
LAKEVIEW 15NW         32        34          34               36
LINCOLN 11SE          32        33          35
LINDSAY SCAN    32    32        32          33               35
LOOKOUT PASS           M        34          35                M
MANY GLACIER                    34
MAXVILLE NR           33        34          35               36
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   32    33        34          36               37
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        33        33          34               34
NEIHART 12SE          32        32          33               34
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      32              33
SIDNEY 8SW      32              32
SIDNEY SCAN     32    32        32          32                M
THREE FKS SCAN  32    32        32          34               37
TIBER DAM SCAN  32    32        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWSTONE      33        32          33               35
WEST YELLOWST S       33        32          34               35
WHITE SULPH 13SE      32        32          32               34
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL   26                      33
ALZADA DOT      22                      33
ARROW CREEK     27                      41
AVON NORTH      18                      18
BEARSMOUTH DOT  22                      32
BEAVER HILL     26                      32
BIDDLE DOT      24                      32
BIG HOLE PASS   16                      16
BOULDER PASS    21                      33
BOWMANS CORNER  25                      33
BOZEMAN PASS    23                      34
BULL MOUNTAIN   26                      37
COMERSTOWN      21                      30
COW CREEK       23                      32
CRYSTAL CREEK   25                      31
DEARBORN        30                      43
DENTON DOT      21                      32
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  32                      42
EKALAKA DOT     25                      32
ESSEX DOT       15                      32
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    21                      32
GEORGETOWN LAK  18                      31
GEYSER DOT      23                      33
GOVERNMENT HIL  24                      32
GREENOUGH HILL  19                      32
HAYS DOT        35                      31
HELMVILLE DOT   17                      32
HILLSIDE DOT    24                      32
HYSHAM HILLS    30                      38
INGOMAR DOT     25                      32
INVERNESS       21                       M
JUDITH GAP      24                      33
KARST DOT       20                      32
LAME DEER       27                      33
LEWISTOWN DVD   22                      32
LINDSAY DIVIDE  27                      33
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        22                      32
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS  22                      32
MCDONALDS DOT   22                      32
MONARCH CANYON   8                      30
MONIDA PASS     24                      32
NAVAHO DOT      23                      31
NINEMILE DOT    20                      31
NORRIS HILL     22                      26
PENDROY DOT     23                      32
RAYNOLDS PASS   17                      28
REEDPOINT DOT   26                      39
ROGERS PASS     23                      32
ROSCOE HILL     25                      25
SACO DOT        23                      35
SIEBEN DOT      25                      32
SIOUX PASS      23                      38
SWAN LAKE       17                      32
SWEENEY CREEK   24                      34
SWEET GRASS     26                      32
TROUT CREEK     28                      32
TWO MEDICINE    24                      32
US2 STATELINE   23                      31
YAAK HILL       32                      32
YELLOWSTONE B   32                      42

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED
BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                3    34
GREAT FALLS            0     0

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           22       30           8                13
BOZEMAN 12SE                   17          39                39
CAMERON 15SW          16       39          39                41
CONRAD SCAN     24    32       32          36                37
COOKE CITY NR         14        0           9                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               36
HAVRE SCAN      23    26       26          24                26
JORDAN SCAN     14    20       25          25                14
LAKEVIEW NEAR          9       13          34                26
LAKEVIEW 18NW         28       16          27                16
LINCOLN 11SE          19       18          18                 7
LINDSAY SCAN    18    23       18           9                12
LOOKOUT PASS           M       39          35
MANY GLACIER                   11
MAXVILLE NR            9        4           0                 9
MOCCASIN SCAN   26    29       31          19                11
MOUNT LOCKHART        36       36          34
NEIHART 12SE          30       33          29                33
SIDNEY SCAN     12    14       17          17                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  27    32       32          38                 7
TIBER DAM SCAN  29    34       34           6                 5
WEST YELLOWSTO         9        2           2                 0
WEST YELLOW S         20       24          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       2        5          10                24

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                 16           18     14          22
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                         M      M
ZORTMAN                            M      M
Following is a table on converting centibars to available water
in loam and clay/loam soils
 10cb or less...More than 95 percent plant available water
 20cb...........80 percent plant available water
 30cb...........75 percent plant available water
 40cb...........65 percent plant available water
 50cb...........55 percent plant available water
 60cb...........50 percent plant available water
 70cb...........45 percent plant available water
 80cb...........40 percent plant available water
 81-85cb........38 percent plant available water
 85cb or more...No available water
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